AUSTIN, TX – In its May edition, Inc. Magazine will feature the 2007 “boomtown” report, ranking Austin as the 16th best big city for doing business (up 10 spots from 2006). While the magazine cites resurgence in Austin’s high tech market, one local company has been successfully evolving alongside the ever-changing Internet landscape since its inception in 1994. From the company’s humble beginnings at a local mall kiosk to its evolution as a multi-million dollar global Internet operations company, OnRamp was built on a simple idea: To provide all of the services necessary to conduct and manage business on the Internet. Today, OnRamp is an Internet Operations Company with 14 years of experience in delivering a full suite of services for local, national and global businesses. The company’s continued success and survival is attributed to its unique ability to provide all of the services necessary to build, deploy and manage Internet operations.
In 1994, the information superhighway was a term unfamiliar to most and even fewer realized the tremendous impact the Internet would have on conducting business. OnRamp founder Chad Kissinger recognized the Internet’s future as a global information system and, in that same year, introduced the Internet to weekend shoppers with a kiosk at Barton Creek Mall in Austin, TX. Within a year of its inception, OnRamp’s Internet backbones provided dial-up, ISDN and T-1 service while the racks in the company’s Data Center began filling up with servers from Co-location and Managed Server customers. As the need for Internet connection, server storage and management increased, so did the demand for websites. The expansion of OnRamp’s customized Internet services led to the formation of one of Austin’s original and largest web development departments and the creation of more than 700 websites and applications, including sites for the State of Texas, Earl Campbell, the Girl Scouts Lone-Star Council and James Avery Craftsman.
In 2003, OnRamp relocated to a 12,000 square foot state-of-the-art Data Center after nine years in downtown Austin. Today, OnRamp is uniquely positioned to provide all of the services necessary to build, deploy and manage Internet operations in the areas of Colocation, Managed Servers and Web Development. Customers often view OnRamp as an extension of their IT Department and choose to enhance their service(s) with OnRamp’s system administration consulting and customized support.
“We have been able to separate ourselves from other service providers because we offer a complete suite of Internet solutions,” said OnRamp President and Founder Chad Kissinger. “Our success lies in our unique ability to speak the same language as our customers, supplementing their needs with our depth and breadth of expertise and services. In short, we are able to eliminate the seams that exist in other companies that can only provide certain parts of the solution.”
Consistently ranked among the top service providers in the Austin Business Journal’s “Book of Lists,” OnRamp is one of Austin’s original Internet companies continuing to achieve growth and success amidst the high tech ebb and flow.